Dallas police want to interview a Cowboys player about the murder of Mars on Greenville Street, sources said

Multiple sources familiar with the investigation said Dallas police want to interview a Dallas Cowboys player in connection with last month’s murder in Old East Dallas. Dallas Morning News.

Cornback Kelvin Joseph was involved in a disturbance on March 18 outside a bar at 3600 Block of Greenville Street, on Martell Street, the same night that Cameron Ray, 20, was fatally shot, according to multiple sources. Ray was shot at about 2 a.m. outside OT Tavern, and taken to the hospital, where he died.

Cowboys officials encouraged Joseph to speak with police about what he knows, according to a team source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. Cowboys officials do not believe Joseph is the shooter.

The Cowboys declined to comment Thursday evening. Joseph’s lawyer also declined to comment.

Joseph, aka “YKDV Bossman Fat” rapper, was a second-round pick in the 2021 draft after his college career at LSU and Kentucky.

Video footage shown by KDFW-TV (FOX4) earlier this week shows a man in a hoodie and YKDV necklace visible standing with a group inside the bar. The same group was later captured on another video squabbling with Ray and a few others at the intersection of Greenville and Martell.

After the fight is over, Ray and his friends walk through the parking lot, and someone opens fire on them from inside a passing car, the footage shows.

Detective Tonya McDaniel said Ray was visiting Dallas with three friends for the weekend. McDaniel told the station that he and his friends were not responsible for causing the disturbance, and police were working to identify the group seen at the bar, including the man in the necklace.

This is the first known criminal investigation of a felony involving a Dallas Cowboys player since Josh Brent, a former streaker who was sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison for a 2012 drunk driving crash that killed his best friend and teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Cowboy, Dwayne Goodrich, spent six years in prison after killing two men, Demont Matthews and Joseph Wood, in a 2003 hit-and-run.

This is the latest of several off-season problems for the Dallas Cowboys. A woman is suing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, saying she is his daughter. Jones claimed she was blackmailing him, which her lawyers denied. A multi-million dollar settlement with the team’s fans after accusations of voyeurism emerged, as well as a lawsuit over a video of a sexual encounter with one of Jones’ sons.

Joseph’s selection last April attracted some interest throughout the league. At that time, the general manager of the AFC team said news That Joseph was off his team’s board of directors due to off-pitch concerns. A second NFL scout said Joseph failed multiple drug tests in college.

Joseph was suspended from the Fiesta Bowl in early 2019 while at LSU before being transferred to Kentucky.

Cornerback was a primary location of need for the Cowboys in 2021.

Following the departures of Byron Jones and Chidubi Ozzi over the past year, they targeted former South Carolina cornerback Jesse Horn or former Alabama cornerback Pat Sorten second with the No. 10 overall pick. Both players were drafted for eighth and ninth, respectively, so Dallas returned to second. He picked full-back Micah Parsons for 12th overall.

Parsons was the highest-ranking defender on the Cowboys draft board and became the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The team picked Joseph with his next pick.

Joseph played sparingly as a starter, appearing in only 14 defensive shots while contributing mostly to special teams during his first 14 matches. He started two of the last three in the regular season, and finished the year with 16 tackles, one forced stumble and two defensive passes.

The Cowboys have the 24th overall pick in the 2022 draft, which will take place April 28-30.

Author Calvin Watkins contributed to this report.